Friends Bring Hope

Friends bring Hope - Part of the friendship series on The Domestic Fringe

I’ve been doing a little mini-series on Friendship.  Sometimes we forget how important our friends are to us.  I love that this series made me stop and reflect and be thankful for the friends God has put in my life. If you’re new to this mini-series, you can catch up on the previous posts at [...]

Friends – Heaven Sent

T n Me workin hard!

I had just moved from New York to Maine.  I loved the foreign and frigid land that Maine is, but I was still in a bit of culture shock.  I went from city to the boonies in one giant move. I felt a little like I was on one of those shows where they drop [...]

Friends – How to Make Them

Friends: How do grown-ups make them? Part of a mini-series on friendship

The only way to have a friend is to be one.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently my son asked, “How do grown-ups make friends?” He was honestly curious.  We don’t go to school with a whole bunch of other “kids” our age.  The neighbor’s don’t knock on the door and ask us to ride bikes, so [...]

Friends – How to Stay Connected

Apron by So Four

I’m a bad friend. Ok, I said it.  It’s out in the open. I’m a better friend if you live close to me, but if you’re far away, I’m sorry. I hate the telephone with a passion that rivals my love for chocolate.  It’s the love/hate thing. Now, I like snapping pictures with my phone, [...]

Tell All – Confession Time

Friend Graphic with two owls sitting on a branch

Today I tell all. Or at least a few things you may not have known about me.  It’s confession time on The Fringe. I thought I would take this opportunity to get to know you a little bit better, but it’s hard for me to entice you into spilling your guts in the comments, so [...]

Sister Sunday // Missindeedy


Kristin from over at Lily & Light is starting a pretty awesome project.  It’s called Sister Sunday. On Sister Sunday, you get to introduce a blogger to all your readers.  It’s a chance to show some bloggy love, an idea I adore. Here’s what she says about herself. I long to get it right, but [...]

Old Friends


There’s something special about old friends, those kids I grew up with that have somehow turned into adults with families of their own. They are comfortable. They know my good, bad, and ugly, so there’s no explaining. They get it. It’s like having family in my house, not “guests”. They wake up earlier than me, [...]

This One is Personal


Today I get to be a guest on my friend’s blog, The Alliterate Author.  I’ve known Alissa and her family for about twelve years.  Her sister babysat my son when he was just a wee little lad.  Now he’s on the verge of the terrible teens and my friend is a newlywed.  She and her [...]

I am Versatile…I Think That’s Good

I am a bad blogger, because sometimes people give me nice awards and I ignore them.  Well, I say “thank you” and then I have every intention of following the award rules, but good intentions get me nowhere.  So if you’ve ever passed an award on to me, please know, I appreciate the thought; however [...]

Building a Community


FAAACEBOOK!!!!   I like blogging.  I know you’d never guess by all the words I use, but I really enjoy making connections with people in Portugal, Canada, Texas and everyplace in between. Through blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with some of the sweetest people.  I even got to know a [...]

Utensils: Modern Recycled Bling


I laid in bed this morning until I heard the front door slam shut.  It was my son leaving for school and I didn’t even send him off with a kiss and a “Did you brush your teeth?” Thankfully my eleven year-old is the responsible one.  Here’s the thing, I was awake, as in fully.  [...]

Listing My Life on Sunday


1.  The time change really through me a bit out of wack.  It’s probably because I haven’t figured out how to resent my alarm clock, but my internal time system went haywire about twelve hours ago.  I just hugged my son and told him, “You really need to get to bed.”  He looked at me [...]

Hello…is anyone out there?


I have so little to say that I could cover thirty-two pages with my ihavenothingtosay.  It’s a terrible place for me to be in, but it’s even worse for you, the reader. The only way to efficiently download my mind is to use bullets.  Is that ok with you? * It’s just before one o’clock [...]